The Apprenticeship Expansion Program Design is centered on supporting businesses and individuals. Expanding apprenticeships helps businesses with their current and future workforce needs as well as individuals with a career pathway, which includes work-based learning. Commerce will accept proposals that expand registered apprenticeships in Illinois. This may include projects that serve youth, adults, dislocated workers, and/or incumbent workers that are eligible under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Additional consideration will be provided to projects that serve the targeted populations included in the Illinois' WIOA Unified State Plan. Specific project outcomes, goals, and deliverables must be included in the proposal.